Home births?

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  1. mermaid

    mermaid Well-Known Member

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    If any mums here have had a home birth and would like to share their experience, I would be very grateful! I love the idea (although it is a long way ahead), but my partner says it is a definite NO! He believes it would be very unsafe for whatever reason, and I don't think I would be able to persuade him otherwise. :think:
     
  2. Sarah&Braydon

    Sarah&Braydon Well-Known Member

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    how about a birthing centre if ur OH is so against a Home Birth
     
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    I'm going to have a home birth as I can't stand hospitals and i've mad sur ei've told my midwife what I want and it's up to me and DH is happy if i'm happy so that's that :dance:
     
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    whats a birthing centre? is that the hosptial??? :?
     
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    Sarah&Braydon Well-Known Member

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    a brthing centre is a MW led place they try n make it as homely (spl) as possible for u
     
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    tracyM Well-Known Member

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    My SIL has had 3 home births, including her first. As long as you listen to the advise of your midwife, and consider hospital if there are any complications, go for it!
     
  7. mermaid

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    Thanks. I guess ultimately I have to make the final decision, not my partner! I haven't heard of a birth centre in my area though. Will have to look into that one.
     
  8. Sarah&Braydon

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    yeah worth looking into
    and it is up to u hun ur the one going thro it
     
  9. amy

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    i was going to have a home birth but my beautiful baby couldn't wait for the toilet (2) so i had to go in... :roll: the run up to the the actual birth was fantastic the mw's used to come to me at home no waiting in docs surgery, and i always had 2 mw's, and they always said if i changed my mind i can always go to the hospital and they would come with me, that was nice as at least i knew who was going to be there.....xxxxxxxxx
     
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    That sounds lovely Amy. I like the idea of having continuity of care with the midwives. I have heard some horror stories about the NHS recently due to the staff shortage, and it does worry me slightly.
     
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    I was also planning on a hmoe birth and loved the idea but I am now a week overdue so looks like I will prob end up having little man in hospital. I have a birthpool ina box set with the optional set that obviously hasn't been used if anyone is interested? I think if all goes according to plan though a homebirth would be lovely.
     
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    Wishing you the best of luck Bex, whatever happens.
     

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